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Member Profile: Tory Schlievert
Management Assistant
Town of Oro Valley

Where are you originally from?
I am originally from Des Moines, Iowa but have been in Arizona since I started my undergraduate degree at the University of Arizona in 1999.

Why did you decide to pursue a career in local government?
I can't think of a more challenging and fulfilling profession that requires you to use all of your skills to solve complex problems often with little resources. In addition, my experience as an ICMA Local Government Management Fellow after graduate school helped to focus my interests on local government management.

What do you like most about your job?
I love that my job is different everyday. I have had the opportunity to be involved in so many different projects throughout the organization and because of Oro Valley's size; I have acquired invaluable experience working closely with our Town Council.

What areas of local government interest you the most?
I am very interested in the relationship between local government and its community and how the Council, using their policy making ability, can guide or mold a community to reflect a desired outcome.

As a local government professional, what accomplishment are you most proud of?
Previous to my time in Oro Valley, I worked for another municipality helping to restructure an internal service division to run more efficiently. Using program and performance evaluation techniques, I was able to facilitate changes that helped the division better serve other departments and advertise their services. I am flattered that the current Administrator continues to request my assistance with issues two years after the project was completed.

What are your hobbies?
In my free time I enjoy spending time with my friends and family. I also enjoy taking yearly trips to my family's lake house at the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri and any event involving Iowa Hawkeye football.
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